Date: 5/6/18 5:52 pm From: Nick Bonomo via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Subject: Re: [CT Birds] hybrid heron ALERT!
I was at Hammo for a little while today, and I did have a real Little Blue Heron around the nature center lot marshes. A nice close look for study. I did not run into the hybrid today.
Nick Bonomo Wallingford, CT
On Sat, May 5, 2018 at 7:08 PM, Gregory Hanisek via CTBirds < <ctbirds...> wrote:
> Folks, > > The now (in)famous Little Blue X Tricolored Heron at Hammonasset (usually > in the Boulder Pond) is now being seen (and misidentified as an adult > Little Blue) on a daily basis. This is a very interesting and long-staying > summer resident at Hammo, so it's worth getting to know. There are good > photos on eBird by Gail Martino and others. > > Key features: 1/ Uniform head and body color (as opposed to contrasting > purplish head and neck on adult Little Blue) 2/ inconspicuous white areas > on the "thighs," as small spots on the throat and sometimes visible on a > folded wing. 3/ long powerful-looking beak. > > Lighting can make 1/ tricky to perceive; posture and lighting can obscure > 2/; and 3/ is somewhat subjective. Slow down and look carefully. Little > Blues may also be present > > Greg Hanisek > Waaterbury > _______________________________________________ > This list is provided by the Connecticut Ornithological Association (COA) > for the discussion of birds and birding in Connecticut. > For subscription information visit http://lists.ctbirding.org/ > mailman/listinfo/ctbirds_lists.ctbirding.org > _______________________________________________ This list is provided by the Connecticut Ornithological Association (COA) for the discussion of birds and birding in Connecticut. For subscription information visit http://lists.ctbirding.org/mailman/listinfo/ctbirds_lists.ctbirding.org